Coast Guard Cover Up

The Sand dredging project has reached the Coast Guard Station at the west end of Gilgo State Park and the cover up is in progress. Pictures below are from end of day Jamuary 9th and midday, January 10th.

View looking east from the entrance to Gilgo State Park.
View looking east from the entrance to Gilgo State Park at Coast Guard.
Coast Guard 1/10/19
View looking Southeast from the west side of Gilgo State Park at Coast Guard.
Looking East from the Breach at Coast Guard
Looking east at the Coast Guard Station disappearing under the dredged sand.

The slide show above shows Coast Guard Station from the morning to evening dredging operations on January 10th, 2019. The rest of the photos are of the Coast Guard Station on the 11th to the 17th of January. The pictures were taken from the top of the path to the beach at the east end of Cottage Walk.

Dune Breach Close May 2018

In the last couple of months a breach of the dune line just west of Coast Guard is working its way to Ocean Parkway. As you can see, the ocean has eaten thru a major portion of the dune structure for about 50 feet of dunes.

 

Beach Erosion – Gilgo Beach – Coast Guard – 5/7/18

Walked Gilgo Beach from the center Path to Coast Guard Station late morning during the mid  tide.The slide below shows a picture of the West and then the walk East to Coast Guard Station.

Most of the dunes have eroded to within a foot or so of their peaks.
The majority of storm fencing and posts are gone or damaged.
The high water line comes within a couple of feet of the dunes in many locations.
There is not a lot of beach!

Mike from CA in front a half a dune on the east side of Gilgo before Coast Guard Station.

100 feet West of Coast Guard Station, erosion has gone past the peak height of the dune, it is eating up the dune to Ocean Parkway.
Look at the high tide marking in the sand, the ocean is reaching the dune line regularly on high tides.

Check Captain Rick and Gabby in front the dune danger zone, dune lost 10 feet plus in height.

Look at the dark sand area line on the beach, it is where the dune used to exist!

Top of the Dune Danger Zone, no flat top here.

This is the Top of the dunes 150′ West at the Path. Gives you an idea of the amount of destruction.

The South Shore Babylon Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.

July 9th AM HT @ Gilgo

Hight Tide at Babylon Town Gilgo Beach on July 9th.

Walked the beach on the incoming am tide which was 8:10am.
Ocean calm with light off shore wind and a little 2′ wave.

Edge of the Coast Guard Station looking west.

Looks like a little more sand came back, but can still see the high tide erosion on many of the dunes between the public Gilgo Beach and Hemlock Cove, about a 3 mile stretch.

East end of Gilgo Beach looking west, only place to sit is at the bottom of the dunes

Fence on the west side of Coast Guard 7/9

Lost a couple more posts on the west side dune of Coast Guard.

The South Shore Barrier Beaches at Gilgo need sand, call your Congressman today.

East side of Gilgo Town Beach looking west, not may places to sit.

Beach Update 6/26 – Looks can be Deceiving

Walked today at low tide, looks like some sand came back, but not enough to add to the high tide beach, but look better than the 6/17 low tide pictures. Better later than never, think this is the first plus sign of sand to occur this year.

Even with the positive development, more erosion to the base and depth of the sand dunes has occurred since the last report on 6/19.

Couple more of the remaining fence posts toppled over the weekend, just west of Coast Guard

Coast Guard Station substructure on June 26th, 2017, notice the loss of sand under the old foundation

Beach sand returning looking east towards Hemlock Cove from Coast Guard at Gilgo State Park

Looks can be deceiving, wishing it was beach back, look at the high water debris line, still getting to the dune base in many locations.

The South Shore Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.